Luxury watches...worth it?

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Re: Luxury watches...worth it?

Post by atnits » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:07 pm

No.

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Re: Luxury watches...worth it?

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:10 pm

atnits wrote:
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No.
In which case the Swiss Watch Industry should be afraid.

Very afraid! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Luxury watches...worth it?

Post by Viognier » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:04 pm

Five currently are worth it to me.....if finances got pinched, I could definitely survive nicely with any one of the five and would likely keep the least expensive luxury watch of the lot.
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Re: Luxury watches...worth it?

Post by Dancematt » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:43 pm

Wis wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Dancematt wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Wis wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Mechanical watches stopped being a necessity and became a luxury when quartz watches became generally available at low prices.
As an expression of human creativity and love of art and beauty they are priceless.
If they are that then i agree, if they are the same old eta 2824 or seiko/myota auto knocked out a billion times in a hen house and sold under that disguise then they are no better than a quartz movement, worse even given the time it takes to make these things and the waste that must occur but again its how it makes you feel or how deluded you can make yourself, happiness is ignorance to an extent so if that eta makes you happier than a quartz movement than thats better for your health.
Even a bad painting is art. Not everyone can afford a Picasso.
Yes it boils down to the emotional connection you have with that item. If a luxury item brings positive emotions it is worth it. If it brings negative thoughts or doubts then its not, ie how much is that service, omg a link cost the same as a vintage seiko, i dropped it and now that ceramic bezel replacement cost a fortune. I magnetized it etc etc.

For me going from alot of "luxury watches" to a couple, it wasnt worth it. Im not even sure i enjoyed it or got it, there was an addiction there funded by boredom but then im just as happy at the lower end. Might be harder to say these things without sampling the other side first though, lust works its part. Anyhow..They dont work any better and after a time of ownership the quality of the product didnt give me any more of a thrill than a cheap watch, the differences in quality now are much much smaller than decades ago. Its not like buying a luxury house or car or bike, you dont get more comfort or more of a rush of greater performance when you use it or more reliabilty; once the shine has worn off, marks appear or an updated model comes out it just sits there doing its job at the end of the day, losing its luster....becoming a part of your furniture. I always enjoyed finding a bargain and flipping it for a small profit over losing money on a quality item. Something about the underdog doing what the big boys gush about has always pleases me but everyones different, ive owned luxury watches but never really kept them. You literally gain no better experience of life buying a luxury watch unless it makes you happier inside but if you keep buying them and all you have is a collection of luxury are they even a luxury any more?
I miss all the great things that may never be.

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Re: Luxury watches...worth it?

Post by atnits » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:58 pm

Dancematt, it sounds like you have reached an endgame. Well done.

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Re: Luxury watches...worth it?

Post by Wis » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:26 pm

I agree @Dancematt, it’s about emotion. Appreciation and enjoyment.
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